An active freelance musician based out of Vancouver, Marea Chernoff is principal oboe with the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra and Lions Gate Sinfonia while also frequently playing with various groups in British Columbia. Marea has played with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Opera Orchestra, Broadway Across Canada, Ballet B.C., and the CBC Vancouver Radio Orchestra. She has been heard in chamber and orchestral concerts on CBC Radio.
Marea is involved in early music and historical performance, playing Baroque and Classical oboes and recorder, regularly performing with the Victoria Baroque Players. She has performed with Early Music Vancouver, Early Music Alberta and several other groups. She is the Professional Liaison for the British Columbia Recorder Society and has conducted several of the Society’s monthly playing meetings, including a recent session online due to Covid. Last year she presented an all-day bass recorder workshop.
Marea is an avid chamber musician, involved in several chamber groups: Vancouver based Ad Mare Wind Quintet, Cascadia Reed Quintet, Ad Mare Reed Trio, Trincomali Trio. She regularly performs in recitals and school shows in the lower mainland and around the province.
As a dedicated educator, Marea is on the oboe faculty at several schools, colleges and universities, including Douglas College and Capilano University. She is on the faculty at Douglas College as the recorder instructor and coaches for the University of British Columbia Early Music Baroque Orchestral Mentorship Program. She is frequently called upon as a clinician and coach.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Marea holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia, an Artist Diploma from the Vancouver Academy of Music, and completed her formal education with a Master of Music degree in Performance from Boston University.